Dan Gilbert made an impressive declaration to the disowned fans of Cleveland. He would retrieve a NBA Championship ring before Miami Heat did. In the heat of the moment, the promise gave a sense of hope to fans that had just been shaken and stirred by an hour long, poorly crafted ESPN special.
If he could go back and rewind the $100,000 fine he was subjected to because of his comments directed towards LeBron James and his actions during his final games with the franchise, I am not sure he would. Much like Mark Cuban, who soon showed support for the neglected owner, Gilbert seems to operate off of a big mouth, huge pockets and an over-sized ego. In the professional league of basketball, that is one of the grandest qualities to have. Gilbert is someone who will talk big and is willing to drop as much cash as he needs to in order to make his testaments come to fruition.
Now that we saw James fall in the eyes of Cuban’s first ring, do you think Gilbert knew something that none of us did when referring to his comeuppance before James’ ultimate victory?